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Zach Redler is an award winning music theater composer whose music has been performed in concert halls, opera houses and theaters around the world. Ben Brantley of the New York Times said, Zach’s music “transcends the expected and achieves a haunting originality...the music itself becomes a character that both connects and divides the others." For his work in musical theater with bookwriter/lyricist Sara Cooper (The Memory Show, Loving Leo, Windows...), the American Theatre Wing awarded him the 2014 Jonathan Larson Grant. In May 2015, Fort Worth Opera presented Zach and librettist Mark Campbell’s opera A Song for Susan Smith as part of their FRONTIERS Festival. In January 2017, Washington National Opera premiered his new chamber opera Adam as part of their American Opera Initiative at the Kennedy Center. Most recently, Zach and librettist Jerre Dye presented a reading of their new opera The Falling and The Rising, co-commissioned by Arizona Opera, San Diego Opera, Opera Memphis, Seattle Opera, Seagle Music Colony, Texas Christian University and the United States Department of Defense, at Seagle Music Colony with members of the United States Army Soldier’s Chorus this past August. It is set to premiere at TCU in April 2018 before touring around the country. He is a member of ASCAP, Local 802 and adjunct faculty at NYU. When he isn’t writing music, Zach can be found cooking, running ultra marathons, practicing yoga, reiki, meditation and Kirtan, and enjoying a plant-based life with his wife Brittney, son Henry, and dog Sebastian.